American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) older adults have the highest rates of falls compared to all other racial/ethnic groups, yet are severely underrepresented in community-delivered, evidence-based falls prevention programs (EBPs). Using program data from the National Falls Prevention Database and qualitative phone interviews, this presentation discusses participant characteristics from tribal and state organizations awarded grants from the Administration for Community Living to implement EBPs. Topics include comparison of organizational and individual-level among AI/AN participants by grantee type, program completion rates, and findings from phone interviews.

This presentation was featured at the 2018 National Center for Healthy Aging Annual Meeting.